Assemblyman JOHN J. BURZICHELLI
District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)
Assemblyman THOMAS P. GIBLIN
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Assemblyman DANIEL R. BENSON
District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Permits historic motor vehicles to be used for pleasure driving one day per week.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning historic motor vehicles and amending P.L.1964, c.195.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.1964, c.195 (C.39:3-27.3) is amended to read as follows:
1. As used in [this act] P.L.1964, c.195 (C.39:3-27.3 et al.):
"Historic motor vehicle" [shall mean] means any motor vehicle which is at least 25 years old [and which is], owned as a collector's item, and used [solely] for occasional travel and exhibition and educational purposes by the owner [;
"Director" shall mean the Director of Motor Vehicles].
“Occasional travel” means driving a historic motor vehicle not more than one day per week for other than exhibition and educational purposes.
(cf: P.L.1964, c.195, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the sixth month after enactment.
Under current law, owners of properly registered historic motor vehicles are permitted to operate them solely for exhibition and educational purposes. This bill permits the use of these vehicles also for occasional travel or pleasure driving, which is defined as not more than one day per week.
In order to be designated as an historic motor vehicle, a vehicle must be at least 25 years old and owned as a collector’s item.
This bill also removes the definition of Director of Motor Vehicles from the statute as the Motor Vehicle Commission is now led by a chief administrator.